first time buyer and builder?

Designing your dream home – it’s something we’ve all done at least once, even as a kid! And sure, maybe this time you don’t have a chocolate milk fountain in your kitchen, but it’s still just as exciting. Here are a few things to consider to help keep you heading in the right direction and don’t get overwhelmed by the details!

Do your research… Make sure you have a clear idea of what you are looking to achieve. A great way to do this is by starting a Pinterest board! This helps collate all your ideas in one place and give you a visual inspiration – if you’ve got a few different styles showing through, share it with your family and get their opinions!

Know what matters… Decide now what the key features are that you would like incorporated into your new home.

Talk to the right people… All builders offer a slightly different service. For example, Edwards Family Homes offers a full design and construction package. This means we are able to design new or modify a floor plan, organise the approval through your local council and construct your home!

The benefit of this is that our staff are familiar with your requirements and have a greater understanding of what you are looking to create. We have been there with you throughout the process as your vision has grown and developed organically, plus been able to guide you when things get tricky.

Learn about where are you building! It pays to know who your neighbours are. Do some research on the areas you are looking at building in and around. Suburb reports can be found with a quick google search! It’s also a good idea to take a drive and see what there is to do on the weekends, find the local shops and rec facilities because it’s not just a house you’re building, it’s a community you’re joining!

Choosing the right site for you… make sure the land you are looking to purchase suits your requirements and is ready to support your home!

Things to consider:

  • Is there any infrastructure or any easements in place currently or will there be in future? This is a very important thing to take note of and make sure if any easements or infrastructure are in place ensure you understand the conditions in place for this and how it will affect both the design and cost of your new home. Ensure your builder is upfront and clear on the costs associated.
  • Is this a steep or narrow site? Steep and Narrow sites are not an issue for us as builders it does however affect the design of your new home so this is something to keep in mind.
  • Will the style of home you have envisioned work on this site? Make sure you really look at the site you’re thinking of purchasing will it fit the new home your thinking? Will it be that entertaining area? That new big shed?

Just remember that you can take your time in making all of these decisions. There is always time for you get comfortable with your choices before moving ahead!

Where there’s a dream, there’s Edward Family Homes.

Custom Built Homes don’t break the budget when you build with us. We’ve made lofty dreams a reality for families all across the Central Coast NSW and beyond, with no compromise to quality, taste or budget.

let’s bring your dream home to life.